Americans are not doing as well as other developed countries when it comes to health and wellness. While the average income is comparable, the rates of obesity and chronic disease are worse. The American Public Health Association (APHA) has the goal of solving the American health crisis within a single generation. The APHA believes that the problem can be addressed by changing the choices people make about the habits that impact their health.
Herbalife Nutrition is a premier nutrition company, and its experts recently attended an annual expo held by the APHA as both a sponsor and an active participant. The Company shared its nutritional expertise and made contributions to the efforts of the host organization’s meeting.
The Herbalife Nutrition team volunteered their time at the APHA Wellness Center to give consultations to attendees, informing them about nutritional strategies. They also spent time with individuals to help them create a plan to achieve their wellness goals.
The efforts of many people have been undermined by prominent agencies that advocate a cookie-cutter approach to nutrition and fitness. The Company shared Herbalife Nutrition’s individualized approach that is adapted for the specific needs of each person.
Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors act as wellness coaches for their customers, based on trainings and tools they receive from Herbalife Nutrition’s in-house team, including doctors, nutritionists, researchers and certified fitness and sports nutrition experts. Distributors help their customers stay on the right path by giving them feedback that enables them to make better choices in their eating and lifestyle habits.
Because most of the health problems in the United States are preventable chronic illnesses caused by unhealthy eating and lifestyle habits, prevention is a much better solution than treatments. These chronic diseases are the leading cause of disability and death in the country, and Americans spend more on health care than any other nation on Earth. Alarmingly, only three percent of health dollars go toward preventative measures.
Herbalife Nutrition’s mission to improve nutritional habits around the world with great-tasting, science-backed nutrition products that help people get the right balance of healthy nutrition can be achieved by promoting the idea of prevention as a better solution, rather than spending more on treating chronic illness. One example that proves this point is the Healthy Fontana program in the city of Fontana, California. This program provides several exercise and nutrition options. As a result, the number of obese people in Fontana has dropped by 47% since the program started in 2004, and there have been 46% fewer occurrences of hospitalization due to obesity-related diseases. The educational programs of Healthy Fontana are made possible in part by a recent partnership with Herbalife Nutrition.
Public entities and private health organizations need to work together as the city of Fontana has begun doing with Herbalife Nutrition. Only by working together for a common goal can society start to really progress toward reversing the trend of declining health in the United States and around the globe.